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>> welcome back to 11 news today. >> thanks for joining us. and not a lot to worry about today as the check weather and traffic. >> we have had storms on the weekends this winter. >> that is good for us. >> the weekend is the target spot here. a smooth commute weather wise. 28 at the airport. 31 in annapolis. mostly sunny skies. the average height is 41 degrees. a typical january winter day today. we will talk about what will happen over the weekend when we come back. >> a nice ride overall. a few problems to mention. garrison and forest park, some closures in effect there. and in dorchester, closures in effect to that same gas main break. we are dealing with the closure in cecil county. take 276 as your alternates due to the flooding. in 8 minute ride on the inner loop. 11 minutes on southbound 95. here is a live view in a couple of spots. we still have an outlet closure -- outer loop closure. the delays to report on the north side on the harrisburg expressway. >> baltimore county's teachers do not have to use and for now. >> last night they said more studies were needed befor
defeat them on our knees. if god is for us, there is no abortionist in this place or in hell that can stand against us. all children, all babies, are worthy alike. god bless you, and god bless america. çó>> that is the way we were abe to put on these activities. we have a student contests program for essays and poland's for high school and junior high students. -- essays andñrÑi poems. we want to announce the winners of six of the categories. i am going to ask our students to come forward. Ñifirst will be our high school essay winner. >> i am from newardk, delaware. >> and our high school point winner. ñr>> i am from cincinnati, ohio. >> and our high school poster winter. >> i am from baltimore, maryland. >> and our junior high poem winner. >> i am fromÑi white plains, new york. >> and our junior high poster winner. >> i am from owens bill, ky. >> we are very proud of our students and the work to do the judging and logging these in. the interest we have from the students are very encouraging and difficult to judge, because of the enormous work they have done. we are coming down
been going on for years and now the saudis are reactant. host: bring this to the u.s., what has the yemen government been doing with the u.s. to fight that activity? guest: the last couple of weeks we have seen a number of strikes against the targets. and this the yemen government and american government cooperating. and this is important for the targeting and surveillance. while the yemen government was responsible for the military operations. there was a raid on the 17th of a raid in the south and arrest in the capital and operations outside of that area. and there was an air strike attempt and a house target on f.b.i. wanted list. this attack >> up next, live at "newsmakers" said with reporters pam hess and tim starks. then that the debate on health care. that will be followed by president obama. >> you have lost it. you do not own it anymore. you are trespassing. and that hurts. my possessions are an hour and a storage bin. what i was able to get out before the house was locked up. >> this week, who was later coburn on american casino, thereir documentary on the subprime mor
situation in afghanistan. that's it for us this sunday morning, enjoy the rest of your weekend. have a great week ahead. . . >> today, on c-span, and look at the president's strategy in afghanistan. you'll hear remarks from peter bergen. >> the difference between the soviet occupation and the other 42 countries involved in the effort in afghanistan and the soviets is like night and day. it is important to remember that 1.5 million afghans were killed if. the largest refugee population in history of the time. it was low the most heavily mined countries in the world. to compare it to what is happening today is not very good history. >> you can say that there is no vital interest in afghanistan itself except for domestic and national security interests. which leads to the next question -- where is the threat to the west? we have done a comprehensive survey of the successful and not successful al qaeda-like plots since the creation of al qaeda. well, there has been no al qaeda resurgence trumped by that of three years ago, even according to those on this panel. >> starting at 3:25
the registration of domain names. when a registry registers a name, typically that registry pays us around 20 cents per name per year, and we also get a small feet per name from the registrar. an entity like godaddy, when you go and register that name, another 18 cents or so goes to ican. there are some other minor sources. >> so no government funding at this point? >> 0 government funding. >> is their government oversight? >> there was until october 1, when the u.s. government -- we published reduced to the u.s. government on a periodic basis -- we published reviews. that was to ensure that we live up to the standards. when we formed over 11 years ago, there was only one commercial registry and won registrar. we were support to it -- supposed to create a system. there are now over 900 registrars. since we have created the echo system, the government says we have accomplished that, now we should be responsible to the world to be accountable and transparent with how you help to administer your part of the ecosystems. >> joining me is chris roads, a technology reporter for "the wall street journal" i
administration should do to protect the u.s. from homegrown and foreign terrorists. . . >> joining us on this sunday "newsmakers" program is tim starks, intelligence reporter with cts.com and pamela hess and we want to talk about the fox news and the closure of the u.s. embassy in yemen and why for this shut down? >> there is an incredible threat and the u.s. embagsy was attacked twice, with one american died and 17 yemenians died, outside of the perimeter. and with the attacks in december the u.s. apparently participated in and the stepped-up counter terror aid that is provided to yemen and the special forces, it's creating a situation that is not the safest for a diplomat. >> on fox and cnn and abc, what news came out of this? >> i thought there was a few different items and not an official saying on the record that they were still interested in sending guantanamo detainees on yemen. and there were officials under fire, the u.s. secretary and i thought he had a little trouble explaining why the weapon, abdulmutallab was going to be treated as a ñ>)criminal suspec than enemy combat
in his arrest. >>> al qaeda threats close a u.s. embassy as washington battles to move extremism with talks and with force. >>> and it looks like new york's tavern on the green restaurant has gone out of business after all that time. a look at the party that ended it all and how people are remembering one of the city's most famous landmarks. >>> you are watching "hln news and views" on this first sunday of 2010. great to have you with us. i'm susan hendricks. we want to get you updated. authorities have arrested a florida man who allegedly gunned down four members of his family after thanksgiving dinner. u.s. marshals captured paul merhige at a hotel in the florida keys last night. there he is on surveillance camera. he was the focus of an intense manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed his twin sisters and a 79-year-old aunt. he also allegedly killed 6-year-old michaela sitton as she slept in her family's jupiter, florida, home. with his arrest, michaela's father says he will be able to sleep at night. >> it means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight, and i won't be
investigating this story from the start. he joins us from washington this evening. bob. >> reporter: jeff, intelligence source now tell us that u.s.-born cleric anwar al-awlaki is emerging as a key player in that christmas day attack. as one official puts it, the radical imam is right in the middle of this. u.s. officials say anwar al-awlaki has operated around the fringes of al qaeda for nearly a decade. he counseled three of the 9/11 hijackers and early this year, he traded a series of internet messages with aaccused fort hood gunman major nay. the imam has always denied terroritize, holding himself out as a spiritual counselor to muslims. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: but intelligence sources say evidence shows al-awlaki is now a significant part of antibiotic in the arabian peninsula and he has recently become more of an operations guy. in the months before the attempted bombing of northwest flight 253, sources say al-awlaki and the suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab had c
morning, and, both the u.s. and british embassies are closing their doors in yemen over threats by al qaeda. the news coming after both countries announced an increase of aid to yemen to fight the terror group linked to the failed attempt to bomb a u.s. airliner on christmas day, and we'll update you as news develops throughout the morning. >> eric: and another "fox news alert," sunday morning, the man accused of gunning down four members of his own family at thanksgiving dinner, has now been nabbed in florida. and police say they were singing sing-a-longs for three hours and then he opened fire and a little more than a month later, u.s. marshals have arrested paul marriage, and he was hiding out at a motel in the florida keys and cops give the credit to a tip that was called into "america's most wanted" and notch up another one for the fox tv program. hello, i'm eric sean and welcome to america's news headquarters on this sunday morning. >> jamie: good morning, happy new year, eric and happy new year to all of you. for over a month he was the target of a nationwide manhunt which incl
ordered a christmas day plot against a u.s. airliner. the president said the terror group trained and armed the 23- year-old nigerian accused in the bombing. yemeni officials, meanwhile, said they sent several hundred extra troops to two eastern police officerinses where al qaeda is said to be strong. >>> after the tempted terror attack, the airline security has been a big concern for all of us and the major issue talked about by lawmakers and aviation officials. laura ingalls has more. >> we will do what it takes to defend them and feed our country. >> reporter: on vacation with his mind on counterterrorism. president obama viewed to protect the country while fighting those who want to attack it. >> our nation is at war against the far-reaching network of violence and hatred. >> reporter: the president blames an arm of al qaeda and yem fen are the failed plot against a -- plot against a u.s.-bound airplane on christmas day. the would-be attacker, a 23- year-old nigerian man who appeared on an international security list of people considered suspicious. and despite warnings from h
information on those possible new terror threats to the u.s. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jeff rossen. following the fast-breaking developments from haiti where worldwide rescue and relief efforts are only in the beginning stages right now. we are expecting a news conference this hour from the u.s. aid at the state department. we'll bring that to you live when that happens. first we want to show you this new surveillance video taken during the earthquake. it is dramatic pictures from there. only took moments, seconds, really, for that row of homes to collapse in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. of course, it's haiti's worse in 200 years and we have seen the results. short time ago, search and rescue teams from virginia and other countries have arrived at the u.n. headquarters in port-au-prince where it's feared some 100 workers are trapped inside the collapsed building. at least 17 have been killed there alone. >>> we also got an update from president obama today who says the u.s. is committing an initial $100 million to support the relief efforts. >> this will mean more of the life-savi
even in haiti to get an accurate understanding of the true extent of the destruction. >> u.s. military is sending a ground assessment team to haiti. they are also doing aerial reconnaissance. the navy and army are already responding. the u.s. could begin using c-130 aircrafts to fly emergency supplies later today. this morning president obama offered his unwavering support to haiti. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home. so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> good afternoon, everybody. i'm david shuster with tamron in new york. >> we've got a lot of developments in this story, david. this afternoon as the u.s. mobilizes more aid and the white house we just saw there with president obama this morning saying he's in contact with u.s. ambassador to haiti as well as secretary of state hillary clinton. >> the commander of u.s. southern command now says a flight over the area confirms the damage is mostly confined to port-au-prince and we just learned u.s. military ordered a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, three amphibious ships, including one th
it as part of the stimulus acts of last year? >> it is a little unclear. congress wants us to look at all these issues from national defence to literacy, health care, things of that nature. we will have it formally presented to us february 11 and is due to congress february 17. it is not anything that is a rule. there is no legal effect of this plan. it is something presented to congress, and then i imagine the commission will have a number of spin-off proceedings of things such as reforming our universal service subsidy program to see if that can support broadband and things of that nature. congress may want to address other issues. i hope they will look at things that we might suggest such as tax incentives to help spur things. telecommuting has many benefits that affect productivity and a positive way and the environment, etc. we will see how detailed it actually is. >> cecilia kang is also joining us today. >> does that mean the commission has to vote on the national broad been planned before is submitted to congress and approved by the five commissioners? >> i am not sure there will
. >>> this is cnn sunday morning. it's january 3rd. thanks for being here. >> thanks for starting your day with us. we'll get straight to breaking news out of yemen. three days after warning americans to be on the lookout for possible terror, the u.s. embassy shuts down and we just got word in the last 45 minutes that the british embassy has also closed. the president has already blamed and al qaeda affiliate for the attempted christmas day bombing and the u.s. military top commander just held a meeting with yemen's president. what can be done here to stop the growing threat? >> you can say arctic blast? many of you already feeling it because nearly half of the nation is waking up with temperatures either at or plea zero. we'll is your frigid forecast. but right back to our breaking news. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen closed day prompted by al qaeda threat. we have also learned that the british embassy has closed, as well. do you know the nature of these threats? because now both the u.s. and the british embassies are closed. >> reporter: we don't yet know the specific nature of the threats. we kn
on christmas day. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, u.s. officials demand stringent new security for international travelers as passenger screenings are ramped up at airports here, but not everywhere around the world. >> woodruff: what to do about yemen, an impoverished nation now labeled a major terrorism threat. >> the instability in yemen is a threat to regional stability and even global stability. >> ifill: then, new political turmoil in afghanistan. margaret warner talks with the afghan ambassador to the united states. >> woodruff: a jeffrey brown profile of the dancer who has been at the helm of the alvin ailey company for two decades, and is now stepping down. >> people don't remember me for how high my legs were. they remember me and any other dancer because something touched them inside. >> ifill: and the gadgets that have changed our lives, and what the next decade holds. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again
. use caution there also is closure in cecil county. it is due to some flooding there. a bit of overflow happening. 11 minutes is shared drive time on the outer loop east. seven minutes on 895 south. here is a live a few of hartford road. it is moving well on the harris ver expressway and the j.f.x.. -- harris bergsburg expressway d the j.f.x. a controversial program called aim is being put on ice. >> last month the school board made use of the articulate it instruction macho mandatory for all teachers. -- module mandatory for all teachers. it was overwhelming for the teachers in cost valuable time. last night there was some agreement. >> they took time away from instructing students. >> a series of technical issues , and measurement issues that should be addressed in a much more detail before we know exactly how accurate the press reporting system is. >> it is not clear if it will be reinstated after further study and evaluation by the committee. wbal tv 11 news. >> tonight president barack obama will deliver his first state of the union address. a new poll shows 58 percent of americans
changes made after 9-11 to the u.s. intelligence committee and airline security serious flaws still exist. yesterday afternoon many americans paused to hear how president obama plans to address the potentially deadly vulnerabilities. here's part of what he has to say. >> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda a far reaching network of violence that attacked us on 9-11 killed nearly 3,000 people and is plotting to strike us again. we will do whatever it takes to defeat them. >> all of that read well off a teleprompter but will his words translate into action. poll litico. com points out whee laid out his plan yesterday he didn't fire anybody or didn't call for reorganization or offer up any new legislation or announce any military action another did he signal a shift in policy. the president is making changes to a system that he doesn't necessarily find broken. so as -- has the president taken the right approach to homeland security or should he be making more definitive moves to save guard you and your family and this country. i am joined from washington with the fist security of h
viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt ftd bombing of the u.s. jetliner by a suspect who received his training and explosives in yemen, passengers from yemen and 13 other countries now face additional security screening, including full-body scanning and pat-downs before flying to the united states. meanwhile in yemen, several other countries restricted public access to their embassies today joining the united states and britain. in tonight's lead focus, we have more on the situation in yemen from our german partner. >> reporter: cement barriers block access to the u.s. embassy which has been closed indefinitely. u.s. national security adviser john brennan said the closure was a response to threats from al qaeda. >> i looked at the intelligence that's available as far as the plans for al qaeda to carry out attacks, possibly against our embassy, possibly against u.s. personnel. decided it was the prudent thing to do to shut the embassy but we're working very closely with the yemeni authority to address the threat that's out there. it just demonstrates that al qaeda is d
. >>> and what newly discovered ruins in mexico may tell us about the demise of the civilization. >>> from the different perspectives of reporters and analysts around the world, this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we start off tonight with the war in afghanistan, and a conference in london that brought together high level officials, including foreign ministers from dozens of countries, to discuss afghanistan's future. the aim is to turn over security duties to afghan forces and turn at least some of the taliban from enemies to potential allies. in their final communication, the leaders agreed to start transferring security responsibiliti forces late this year, or early next year. president hamid karzai said that training the afghans could take five to ten years. and
jobs, not government. look at what the administration's track record is. they promised us 3.5 million jobs and we've lost 3.5 million, despite spending $2 trillion an proposing more debt this year than the country has done in its history and we're still losing jobs. going forward, the budgets short fall is why they want the money and will extend the stimulus and save jobs and you will not create one job. by the $150 billion. >> rob why not let the free market work? and let jobs come from companies when they are ready to hire? >> if you want to go back and let the free market work from the beginnings but now, we need to keep the momentum and the economy did better than anybody thought in '09 and we stopped losing jobs and now we need to take the momentum and help support the economies and the markets. you said about 30% of the companies plan to hire and what about this 70%? we need to get the momentum going, a stimulus package that does infrastructure hiring, the things that it is supposed to do. i think is a great idea and a perfect time for it. >> will stimulus jobs be long term jobs
, us -- esteemed professors later i discovered she was more right than i cared to believe. the founding of the country was miraculous. the industrial age gets a little dicey, and then the progressive era which has all but been erased from history changed everything. what really opened my eye eyes was this book. does it look boring as snot or what? given to me by robbie george, professor at princeton university, a very ropt respec professor. i started finding out about early american progressivism. he gave me this book. written by r.j. who is a friend of mine. wood row wilsoned a the roots of modern liberalism. this is my son who drew a picture of me in the front. he's five. although, it does have a striking resemblance to me, doesn't it? it's one of the most boring books you will read. it's just eye bleed boring, but i learned things about our nation and the progressive era that i prayed were not true. it didn't go here. i went all kind of other books on progressives and then i went to the progressive words themselves. and the more i read, the more sad i became. because i saw their inf
communicators" we're pleased to have the president and ceo of i can, rod beckstrom. thank you for being with us. start by explaining what it is, if you would. >> guest: sure. it's the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers, and there's basically four things we do that are related. we set the global policies for all internet do main -- domain names, we enforce that integrity with our partners throughout the world. we have the allocation policies to distribute those internationally, so names and addresses. and then the system that links names and addresses so the internet actually works when you type in, say, c-span.org or you type in google.com so you actually get to the right internet address. that's called the domain name system. we help to coordinate that with many different partners around the world, and finally, we're the master repository for all the internet standards, they're call canned parameters and -- called parameters and protocols. those are developed by engineers around the world through the internet engineering task force, but we're the official publisher of that. we
the stimulus and huge amounts which have been used to rescue the financial sector and is a bit more difficult to manage it than was the case last april, even last september. now, let's turn to my second point in challenges of 2010 after securing the economic recovery, the second part has to do with unemployment and the social costs of the crisis. here the point is in -- in advanced economies, the risk, i say bluntly, a jobless recovery, the risk is a recovery where growth will be back but not jobs. and of course, the problem then as i said before, are not -- problems then as i said before are not only economic problems but in many countries, advanced economies, more in emerging or low income countries, social problems and beyond the social problems, some demographic problems with social unrest and beyond the democratic problem you may also have some problems which may go to the question of war or peace and we have a lot of examples in the past where social -- economic instability leads to session instability and social instability to social unrest with a lot of possible consequences and the q
.9% of odor causing bacteria don't scratch your dentures clean use polident every day >> live, local, late breaking to buy this is wbal tv 11 news in hd. -- late breaking, this is wbal to 11 news and hd. >> several students take the plunge. good afternoon, everyone. we will go live to the polar bear plunge in just a few minutes. but first, our big story this afternoon, president obama in baltimore today. debra wiener is live in highlandtown with a preview of his speech to republicans and a gop retreat. >> before he went on to that retreat, which he probably will be arriving there now, he spent about 10 minutes here. i wish you could have seen the flurry of policing and tripping and cleaning here. it was the backdrop for the presidential visit and a plan to highlight small business. the president arrived at at -- arrived about an hour ago and he was visiting the chesapeake machine shop. if you have never heard of it, it is very much put on the map now by this visit. it has fewer than 50 employees. we have heard that the administration has been small business shopping in the area in the la 2
of the many items available at c-span.org/. >> now the use of wireless technology and consumer demand for personal wireless devices. we begin with remarks from chair congressman rick boucher. this is two hours ten minutes. some >> subcommittee will come to order. this morning the subcommittee convened a legislative hearing on two measures related to the availability of the wireless spectrum, which is a central to meeting our future needs for mobile communication services. the movement of personal communications to mobile service says is both dramatic and accelerating. earlier this year it was announced that for the first time the number of homes have been only a cell phone and no landline service now exceeds the number of homes having only a landline and no cellular service. at the end of 2008, there were approximately 270 million wireless subscribers in the nation including an estimated 40 million at the abusers of mobile internet services. daily new attract is an useful applications are added to wireless service says and data rate continued to increase as consumers require faster ac
the next few months. >> please let us know about book fairs and festivals in your area and we'll add them to our list. email us at book tv@c-span.org. >> in their book "carjacked," authors katherine lutz and anne lutz fernandez argue that gasoline are not the only problems with america's love cars. ms. lutz fernandez speaks for 50 minutes in the new canon library in new canaan, connecticut. >> welcome. first of all, i'd like to thank al street books and the new canaan library for inviting me to speak tonight and thank you for coming to listen. my name is anne lutz fernandez. i wanted to share with you initially just our decision to write the book. where that came from. and it really all happened just a few miles from my home in norwalk over thanksgiving weekend. about four years ago. our family had gathered. and from various points driven, of course, to norwalk and my driveway was filled with cars. and spent a beautiful weekend together but invariably as had happened in the past prior few years the conversation turned to the loss of our cousin christie in a car crash. and shortly after we
countries are in this category so the philippines until 1991 was home to the when the u.s. pulled out, it was discovered that we had, over the course of, you know, several decades, laid enormous environmental waste to the countryside. there was never a working sewer system at the bases, and so the result was just decades and decades of human and animal waste accumulating in the ground and in the water around there. however, for what it's worth, the philippines, the government , after world war ii, had signed a status of forces agreement that said it would take care of any of the side effects of u.s. action. the u.s. also said, look, you know, when we're pulling out in the 1990's and we're cognizant of these problems, these veermental problems, we can't really hold ourselves responsible for actions that were begun at a time when no one in the world really considered the veermental consequences of this kind of activity. so we're not going to put ourselves in a position where we're suddenly responsible for actions that were taken under a different sort of paradigm, or different minds
of the beltway, war volume coming toward us. no official delay. looking good at the tunnel. that is the latest. back over to you. >> it was aimed at helping teachers evaluate students. >> some say it provided too much work and missed the mark. our reporter joins us live in the studio with more. >> last month the school board-- module mandatory for all teachers. it touched off a backlash from the union. they said thatit was overwhelming for the teachers in cost valuable time. last night there was some agreement. >> they took time away from instructing students. >> a series of technical issues, and measurement issues that shuld be addressed in a much more detail before we know exactly how accurate the press reporting system is. >> it is not clear if it will be reinstated after further study and evaluation by the committee. >> thanks. school officials are examining the possibility of closing five schools that are not making the grade. >> of baltimore city schools could close in the upcoming school year. the city school ceo says schools are underperforming. last night to discuss the changes. could
. and what the american people hope, what they deserve, is for all of us, democrats and republicans, to work through our differences. >> so if the president thought that meant republicans would start jumping onboard his boat? he thought wrong. they've taken his olive branch and are now using it to hit back against his agenda. yesterday alone republicans voted no on two obama proposals. the senate passing a bill to extend the federal debt ceiling, becausefestively at this point they've boxed themselves into a corner and have no choice. all the nos coming from the republicans. and so-called pay gs go, that 40 nos. all from the gop. and the republican leaders already saying no to using billions in bailout money to create tax credits for small businesses. i am not passing judgment on whether they were right or wrong to vote no. but i am making a point that they often vote no for no reason other than voting no. today the president met with house republicans at their conference in their house in baltimore, and delivered a firm and compelling message. our future, he says, should not be shaped by wh
over the web used to have to call in for. the last couple years if you are calling to see where your refund is, we have an application where you can type in and find out when you are going to get your refund. this year we are adding an application, what is my adjusted gross income? last year we got 500 calls for the year before, so we are trying to push more service to the wenb. we are trying to route calls this year. we are also trying to make sure when people do call, they get more accurate service, so one key is while this internal measure went down several percentage points this last couple years, when you do get through, accuracy is going up, which means you only have to call once you can get your issue resolved. i am focused on all the channels, and i am not happy where we were the last couple years with service, and we aim to get better. >> with all the additional programs you have this year, what do you expect this year for level of service? >> the one thing we cannot control is demand, so we are hoping we will be allowed to move some demand to the internet, so people will be
] the new year gives us a gait to the next chapter of our lives we tend to learn what we used from the last year and use fresh start of the calendar to promise it will be different in the coming year. it learned this year that the more government tries to do to fix the economy, the worse it gets. i know they mean well, but spending money we don't have and borrowing money that we can't afford to pay back really isn't working out for us. it would be nice in the new year president and congress would figure out that businesses would grow and create jobs, i'm talking real jobs. if they weren't scared sick they'll have a little profit margin left after they end up because of increased cost of doing business, whether it's healthcare, taxes, huge energy cost hikes because of cap and trade or the unionization of their employees. more than anything, americans want government to work. what they want the government to stop tinkering repairing the economy. we just want to see jobs. if congress wants to help with the economy, let me suggest they do the following. number one, instead of the automatic pay
start buying cars again. >> tom: 2009 turned out to be the worst year in decades for the u.s. auto industry, with total sales barely topping 10 million cars and trucks. tonight, we look at where sales could be headed in the new year. you're watching "nightly business report" for tuesday, january 5. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. talk about revved up-- ford's sales surged 33% in december, the only american auto maker that ended the year with a sales gain. >> tom: susie, those sales were a sharp u-turn for ford. but that wasn't the story over at g.m. and chrysler; both reportednother month of dropping sales. >> susie: and when you add up the numbers for all the auto makers, 2009 will be remembered as a terrible year. 10.4 million cars and trucks were sold, the worst u.s. sales in more than 30 years. let's run down the numbers. g.m.'s december sales were off about 6%. there are those ford numbe-- up 33%. sal
. >> we will give you a pass on a purple with that forecast. >> he tries to distract us with the weather. let's check the morning commute. since going on. not much. a water main break on southbound york road. everything repaired. 39 miles an hour south bound. the slowdown on the southbound harrisburg expressway. no problems on the westside 795 or interstate 70. 11 minutes on the northeast outer loop. five minutes on southbound 95 from 895 towards the port mchenry. heading out of the curtis creek drawbridge, the outer loop is closed. you'll find delays on the inner loop where the two-way traffic pattern is set up. everything looks good as far as volume at par kites. no problems on the northwest corner. back to you. >> our big story, the u.s. takes the lead on a massive relief effort in haiti. it's arriving in the island country, but there have been delays. >> president obama says more help is on the way and is urging americans to do their part. nichole killian has details. >> more u.s. soldiers are set to arrive in haiti today. the president says it could be days before everything is in p
's new attempts to keep us safe. >> reporter: links to terrorism have been added to the list of people who cannot fly or need additional screening. the result of a scrub of government terror data bases in the aftermath of the attempted christmas day airline bombing. an official familiar with the process says particular attention was given to certain countries and regions with ties to terrorism. all citizens and travelers from 14 of those countries will now get enhanced screening when they fly to the u.s. that could include full body pat downs, carry-on bag searches, full body scanning and explosive detection swabs. critics were harsh. >> this is identifying for the bad guys here are the 14 countries you have to worry about. if you're not one of those countries, you can do a work around. >> reporter: on the list countries officially designated as supporters of terrorism and ten others of concern to u.s. counterterrorism officials. but analyst say terrorists can and have come from elsewhere. a notable example, shoe bomber richard reid, a british citizen. some experts believe singling out
to strike us? how many targets are they casing? how many suicide bombers could they be sending our way? even as we sit here? deadly enemy. al qaeda killed seven of our best in that diabolical strike at the c.i.a. in afghanistan. did bin laden set that attack? if al qaeda's on the run, why do they seem on the attack? and finally, command and control. has barack obama been too much the candidate and not enough the executive? has he shown real control of the government bureaucracy? in fighting this war? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. elisabeth bumiller covers the pentagon for "the new york times." joe kleine is a time magazine columnist. andrea mitchell is chief foreign affairs correspondent at nbc news. and david ignatius is a "washington post" columnist. first up, president obama reminded the country this week that enemies of america are still very much a threat. >> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda. a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9-11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people, and that is plotting to strike us again. chris: today we ex
100% since they went public in 2005. with one in 10 americans unemployed, some people told us today it's good to have a job. >> if you come to work well rested and feeling good, meeting and greeting people, laughing and talking all day long, you can't beat it. >> reporter: who needs a winning lottery ticket. in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> now to consumer alert about all those late night infomercials you see. consumer reports have put the products to the test and warns you'll be lucky if any of the items work as promised. like the slap chop dicer. consumer reports tested out the chopper and found it chops unevenly. food got trapped in the blades and it failed to completely remove onion skins. testers also tried out the snuggy. brian has a few of these at home. they say they tripped over it when they walked, it shed a lot of lint when it was washed. if you'd like to know more about some of the other items, you can go to myfoxdc.com and click on web links for the test results on 15 other products. >>> metro working to keep riders satisfied in the wake of a rough year. the age
us to continue permanently. pass id deserves some credit. it has worked hard to make sure the documents are not easily forged. i think we should acknowledge the value of that. given the choice between having a license that is hard to forge and a birth certificate and other source documents that are hard to forge, we should be choosing to make the birds to the goods more charitable than driver's licenses. if your stop by the police, they are going to check a database to see if that license was really issued to you in that name with your identity. even if a car's license will not get you pass a traffic stop. if you bring in a birth certificate there is no check at all. what we should have and be working towards is having the exactly -- exactly the same implementations. it ought to be possible to say to the issuing authority, did you receive this bird certificate? that is one of the requirements of that real id is lost that ought to be fixed. briefly the other three items in my written testimony, the nine months to get a read out, i do not believe that is possible. -- the nin
building. >> julie: see you in an hour on >> chris: i'm chris wallace. the u.s. closes its embassy in yemen. that story next on "fox news sunday." the obama administration tries to plug the holes in the security system that allowed a would-be bomber onboard a us airliner. with americans asking are we safe, what can be done to prevent future attacks? we will get the latest from john brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and kit bond. plus our sunday panel looks ahead to the new year in politics, the economy, sports and entertainment. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again and happy new year from fox news in washington. citing ongoing threats, the u.s. government today closed its embassy in yemen. meanwhile, the president and top advisors are reviewing what mr. obama calls the systemic failures that allow a would-be bomber onboard that plane christmas day. we are joined by the white house official leading that review. john brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counter terrorism. welcome to "fox news sunday." >> as we said the u.s.
for being with us. art by explaining what icann is that he would hear it >> guest: icann is the corporation for assigned names and numbers -underscore things we do that are related here diu said the global policies for all 200 million internet domain names while names in the world have to be unique. we enforce that integrity to our partners around the world. we keep the master listing of all internet addresses where we have the allocation policies to distribute those internationally. the names and addresses and a system that links names and addresses of the internet works when you type in say c-span.org or you type in google.com. so you actually get to the right internet out stress. that's called the domain system. we hope to communicate that with all partners around the world. and finally, where the master repository for all the internet standards. they're called parameters and protocols they keep the internet together. there's over a thousand standards. those are developed by engineers around the world to the internet engineering task force for where the official publisher of that. so if
takes credit for the failed attack aboard a u.s. bound u.s. airways flight. he said he's responsible for a failed attack on a delta flight last month. he warns more attacks will follow as long as u.s. supports israel. a security analyst says there's some-oddities. >> it's interesting he would take this tape to claim responsibility for the failed northwest flight attempt, generally speaking al qaeda doesn't take ownership of its failures. but they must have felt there was some propaganda advantage in taking responsibility for this, even though it wasn't really a success. but it did demonstrate an ability to, you know, get close to the american homeland and obviously a very close thing that that plane didn't blow up. >> the kramd day attack when the explosives in the underwear of the alleged bomber didn't detonate. umar farouk abdulmutallab is now in custody. cnn hasn't confirmed whether this latest tape was actually from bin laden but the cia has in the past confirmed that al jazeera has aired tapes that actually were from him. >>> the independent monitoring group human rights watch s
of financial crises followed by recessions, there's a lot of head winds blowing at us. a lot have to do with credit. the economy is growing again. it's growing so slowly we're only hoping next year we'll begin to create jobs again. we have millions of jobs that haven't come back yet. that could mean depressed consumer spending, bad for consumer marketers. it also could mean a lot of political populism, hostility to business and trade that could hurt us going forward. >> andy, we're coming into the mid-term election year. with the public perceptions about the economy where they are, where do you think the economic talking points will be for this campaign? >> i think the economy jobs, jobs in particular, is going to be the big thing, maria, for the election coming up. this whole cycle is really playing out true to form. the market response first, then the economy gets its footings, jobs the last thing to recover. if the president and his administration can help make that unemployment rate go down, i think they'll fair well in the mid-terms. >> how does the financial services sector look i
for, but really the next generation beyond the laptop of what we'll karpry around with us all the time now. if they can get a lot of people to write applications for it, it might blossom into that and into a new category there.
use in this area. that's one of the things that detectives are looking at, but by no means is that the only motive they're looking at. >> any idea who this might be? >> i have no idea. that's why i'm here to find out, i want to know if i know the person or not. >> i'm lindsey in northwest washington. the stylist for the salahi's testified before a grand jury today here at u.s. district court. >> inside, we understand they met with the secret service along with u.s. attorneys. they met with the grand jury around 2:00. by 3:00, they were done. >> called to testify as back witnesses. >> we aren't told what they spoke about, but we know it all stems from the night the salahi's entered the white house uninvited. the day of the event, the salahi's spent hours being groomed at irwin gomez's salon. two stylists worked on her hair and makeup. >> this is a very stressful time for all. it is very much respected time that we have to show respect for the justice system. >> i'm peggy fox in arlington, where virginia has enacted a new texting ban, but advocates against distracted
catastrophe and the situation still perilous for so many people. for us, one image captures i think the anguish you see in the faces of so many in the aftermath of the quake. take a look at this. this is cindy, she is screaming as she spots the feet of her 14-year-old brother, buried in rubble. that was once his school. and she is one of an estimated 2 million children who have been affected by this disaster. remember, half the haitian population is under 18 years old. half of the population. they are particularly vulnerable right now. tonight, we are going to focus on them. there is still no electricity. no water in much of port-au-prince. no heavy machinery to make its way through the debris-strewn streets right now. that's why we have seen so many scenes like this today. people using their bare hands to dig survivors out from under these crumpled buildings, but soon more than 5,000 american troops will be on the ground in haiti. today the u.s. government did take control of haiti's airport to direct the stream of relief flooding into the country. there had been a huge backup at t
this country safe. despite sweeping changes made after 9/11 to the u.s. intelligence community and airline security, serious flaws still exist. yesterday afternoon many americans paused to hear how the president plans to address potentially deadly vulnerabilities. >> we are at war. we are at war al-qaeda. a far reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people than is plotting to strike again. we will do whatever it takes to defeat them. >> sean: all of that reads well off a teleprompter but will words translate into action? when the president laid out his plan yesterday, he did not fire anybody. he didn't call for new agency or reorganization. he didn't offer up any new legislation. he didn't announce any military action nor did he signal a shift in u.s. foreign policy. that same official believes the president is making changes to an -- to a system he doesn't necessarily find broken. is he taking the right approach or should he be making more definitive moves to safeguard you, your family and this country? i'm joined from washingto
>> chris: i'm chris wallace. the u.s. closes its embassy in yemen. that story next on "fox news sunday." the obama administration tries to plug the holes in the security system that allowed a would-be bomber onboard a us airliner. with americans asking are we safe, what can be done to prevent future attacks? we will get the latest from john brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and kit bond. plus our sunday panel looks ahead to the new year in politics, the economy, sports and entertainment. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again and happy new year from fox news in washington. citing ongoing threats, the u.s. government today closed its embassy in yemen. meanwhile, the president and top advisors are reviewing what mr. obama calls the systemic failures that allow a would-be bomber onboard that plane christmas day. we are joined by the white house official leading that review. john brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counter terrorism. welcome to "fox news sunday." >> as we said the u.s. today closed our embassy in y
to the u.s. made after 9/11 to the u.s. intelligence community and airline security, serious flaws still exist. yesterday afternoon many americans paused to hear how the president plans to address potentially deadly vulnerabilities. >> we are at war. we are at war al-qaeda. a far reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people than is plotting to strike again. we will do whatever it takes to defeat them. >> sean: all of that reads well off a teleprompter but will words translate into action? when the president laid out his plan yesterday, he did not fire anybody. he didn't call for new agency or reorganization. he didn't offer up any new legislation. he didn't announce any military action nor did he signal a shift in u.s. foreign policy. that same official believes the president is making changes to an -- to a system he doesn't necessarily find broken. is he taking the right approach or should he be making more definitive moves to safeguard you, your family and this country? i'm joined from washington by the nation's first secret
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